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What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a data file that is created by web browsers, which can be stored on your computer or on your mobile device. Cookies record information about your online preferences and can make it easier for you to move around a website on repeat visits. Although most browsers accept cookies automatically you can set your browser to refuse cookies or to let you know when they are being used. The website works more efficiently if receipt of cookies is enabled and if you choose to decline them you may not be able to take full advantage of all the features on our site.

www.allaboutcookies.org explains how to delete or control cookies.

Different kinds of information are collected via the use of cookies. The Geffrye uses Google Analytics to collect information about the way our web visitors use the site – to record the number of visitors, the pages they request, their date of visit and their IP (Internet Protocol) address. This information is anonymous and cannot identify visitors personally. It is very useful for us to analyse the visits to the website so we can report back to our funders, such as the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. It also helps us to see which features are popular and to work on developing new and improved additions to the website.

The Geffrye Museum site does have links to external third party websites (see table below for examples) but we are not responsible for their privacy policies or how they use cookies, therefore we would recommend that you review their own privacy statements. When you click on the social media Share button on our website home page, for example, you will see a link to their privacy statement.

In compliance with the new cookie law we have conducted an audit of our website and we are also providing a list of the different cookies that we use with an explanation of how they are used. We hope that this will provide you with sufficient information about our use of cookies. 

If you decide that you wish to decline cookies, please select the browser you are using from the list below and follow the instructions for preventing cookies. Please be aware that restricting cookies may affect the functionality of the Geffrye website.

 

Cookies used on the Geffrye Museum website

Cookies necessary for the provision of service

NAME  REASON FOR USE EXPIRES
ASP.NET_Sessionld This is the default web application session cookie for session state management At end of session 
Pinboard (on Search the Collections)  This is the default web application session cookie for session state management of the pin board functionality  1 month 

 

Helpful, non-intrusive cookies, such as Google Analytics

NAME  REASON FOR USE  EXPIRES 
_utma  Google tracking cookies (Google analytics)  24 months 
_utmb  Google tracking cookies (Google analytics)  20 mins 
_utmc Google tracking cookies (Google analytics)  At end of session 
_utmv  Google tracking cookies (Google analytics)  12 hours 
_utmz  Google tracking cookies (Google analytics)  6 months 

 

Third party cookies, useful but intrusive, such as the Share facility for social media platforms and the sign-up for e-news facililty on our home page

NAME  REASON FOR USE  EXPIRES  URL 
bt  Add This toobar session management cookie. Refers to social media Share facility   2 years  addthis.com 
uit  Add This toobar session management cookie. Refers to social media Share facility  21 hours  addthis.com 
di  Add This toobar session management cookie. Refers to social media Share facility  2 years  addthis.com 
Loc  Add This toobar session management cookie. Refers to social media Share facility  3 months  addthis.com 
dt  Add This toobar session management cookie. Refers to social media Share facility  4 weeks addthis.com 
uid  Add This toobar session management cookie. Refers to social media Share facility  2 years  addthis.com 
uvc  Add This toobar session management cookie. Refers to social media Share facility  2 years  addthis.com 
psc  Add This toobar session management cookie. Refers to social media Share facility  2 years  addthis.com 
sshs  Add This toobar session management cookie. Refers to social media Share facility  2 years  addthis.com 
ssc  Add This toobar session management cookie. Refers to social media Share facility  2 years  addthis.com 
Psc  Add This toobar session management cookie. Refers to social media Share facility  2 years  addthis.com 

To find out more about the Geffrye's standard Terms and Conditions please follow this link.